Accelerate Innovation – Meet the Teams!

Meet students with hands-on project experience and learn how to get involved with their successful teams. Find out how to utilize our resources and funding opportunities.

Friday, February 5

12-2pm Fung Auditorium

Click this link to RSVP

Flyer – see what networks will be there!

Accelerate Innovation- Meet the Teams 2-5-16

REU Opportunity at the Colorado School of Mines

The REU program, titled Advancing Polymer Materials by Integrating Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, has run for the past 5 years and we have been very fortunate to have had outstanding undergraduate researchers from across the country. In an attempt to continue this tradition, we are hoping to be able to attract interested undergraduate students and have them apply for our REU program.

Program Dates: May 30, 2016 – August 5, 2016

DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 4, 2016

See the flyer for more details.

2016 CSM Polymer REU Flyer – e-mail (002)

2016 ACS Early-Career Award: Francesco Paesani

Congratulations Francesco Paesani on the 2016 ACS Early-Career Award in Theoretical Chemistry! Paesani models chemical processes at complex interfaces, especially processes important to the environment, through the development and application of new theoretical and computational approaches.

2016 Paid TIGP International Internship Program

As the Online Applications for 2016 Paid TIGP International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP) are now being accepted, we are more than happy to welcome students in your university to apply our summer internship programme. Kindly remind you the application deadline will be on 29th of February, 2016. Please kindly help me to pass the (TIGP-IIP) international summer internship information to students in your university.

Please apply online at

There are 12 programmes offered by 2015 TIGP Summer Internship Programme:
1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
2. Molecular Science and Technology
3. Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences
4. Bioinformatics
5. Molecular and Cell Biology
6. Nano Science and Technology
7. Molecular Medicine
8. Earth System Science
9. Biodiversity
10. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
11. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology
12. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing

Once again, we do very appreciate if you could help us to pass TIGP-IIP internship information to students in your faculty or school .
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2016 CalStateLA RISE MS-to-PhD

As you know, I direct the Cal State LA Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) training program funded by the National Institutes of Health, and aimed at developing the careers of talented minority students so they are ready to succeed in PhD programs. I would like to enlist your help in identifying good candidates at UC San Diego for this two-year research-intensive MS program. The targeted populations are African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians and Pacific Islanders [Native Hawaiians, US nationals from US trust territories (Guamanians and Samoans) and Filipinos]. Our fellowships start at $19,000 for the first year, and grow to $21,000 in the second. These fellowships also include additional funds for registration fees/tuition (currently at $7,400 per year); for research supplies; and for travel to professional meetings. Overall, the fellowships provide over $60,000 in support over the two years of the MS.


Our student participants in the Cal State LA RISE MS-to-PhD program have been very successful. Over the past decade some 80% of MS-to-PhD participants have won admission to top PhD programs nationwide. Especially important is that 85% of those admitted complete the PhD (these rates are considerably higher than national averages for all groups, not just minority students). In the past dozen years, 116 of our alumni have completed the PhD; have taken postdoctoral appointments; and have secured positions in academia and industry. The quality of our academic and research programs can be inferred from Cal State LA’s ranking by the National Science Foundation as the Number One baccalaureate institution of origin of Hispanic science PhD recipients among all undergraduate and masters colleges and universities in the continental US.


Let me ask you to look in three populations: you may know of talented UCSD undergrads that are not quite ready to pursue the PhD, but could be after a research-intensive MS at Cal State LA. The second group are those minority students that applied for your PhD programs at UCSD this year but were not yet quite competitive for positions, but you feel could benefit from our MS program and become competitive (your graduate secretaries may have a list of such students. Let me ask you to forward this email – including attachments- to your graduate secretary). The third is that group of students that graduated in recent years and are working, but are motivated to improve their credentials and then pursue training for the PhD.


We are targeting students in biology, microbiology, chemistry, biochemistry, psychology, mathematics, biomedical engineering, physics and biophysics and related disciplines. Let me ask you to forward this email – including attachments- to your interested students and your faculty colleagues in all these areas to let them know of these outstanding opportunities.


The attached PDF document further describes the program and contains an application. Please forward it to any students you think may be interested. They can fill it out electronically and save it. We prefer electronic submission as an email attachment, although hard copy that arrives in our office by the deadline is acceptable.


The deadline for application to this fellowship program is Tuesday March15.


However, students must also apply for admission to the California State University, Los Angeles graduate program at This fellowship support is, of course, contingent on admission to the MS graduate program. Please visit the Cal State LA Graduate studies homepage to see the deadlines for all graduate departments (


The following departments also require additional brief applications to them. Application materials are on their websites below:





If there are students you think I should contact, please send me their email addresses or telephone numbers. They can contact me at


These are exciting times for research at Cal State LA. Our research laboratories are in the four-year-old Annenberg Science Complex that houses the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Department of Biological Sciences. It is in these facilities, the best the University has had in the past 40 years, that our new MS students will conduct their thesis research.

Click below to apply:

2016 CalStateLA RISE MS-to-PhD Applic

UCSD TRIO Outreach Program Summer Positions.

UCSD TRIO Outreach Program is now hiring for the following positions:

TUTOR: Provide academic support to high school students in math, science, english, and language. Port Triton Job #813721

RESIDENT ASSISTANT: Provide college mentorship to high school students in a residential setting. Port Triton Job #813724

Our goal is to prepare students to successfully complete high school, transition to the college of their choice and succeed in graduating with a college degree. UCSD TRiO Upward Bound Summer Program brings onto campus first generation, high school students from low income backgrounds for 3 weeks during the summer.  During the Summer Program, students immerse themselves in the college experience here at UCSD. Students attend classes in campus lecture halls to better prepare for the coming school year and reside in residential halls as well.

The positions we have open over the summer are for Residential Assistants (RA) and Tutors.  Students interested can apply using Port Triton by March 4th

Florida REU Summer Progam

Are you looking for a summer REU program in sunny Miami Florida?

This summer Florida International University will offer a variation of 16 great projects, including one regarding chemistry education. Information about the program can be found at:  In addition, I have attached information to this email for convenience.

The application deadline is March 1st!

For more information please check out the flyers attached!

FIU REU flyer2016

FIU REU overview

FIU REU research projects 2016